As a busy mom, there are times I need my boys to sit, be still and quiet. Now with my two rambunctious kiddos its hard to do just that. There are also times daddysmith is playing his video games and the smithboys like to be just like their daddy and want to play games too. So after a couple of weeks of trial and error, I have found the perfect apps for my smithboys. Today I put a list together of our favorite iPad and iPhone apps that help my boys be creative with their learning. We also have quite a few action games like Future Fight, Minion Rush, DC Legends, and LEGO Ninjago, I mean boys will boys… I hope these apps will teach and encourage your littles like it does for mine.
- Endless Learning Academy by Originator Inc.; This is both of my son’s favorite app. From teaching them to read and sing classic children’s songs to learning Spanish this app does it all. Our youngest (smithboy#2) who is 1 will sit for 10 minutes straight playing and learning is 123’s. Our oldest (smithboy#1) will click “spell” because he likes “helping the robot learn his words”. You can trial each of these individually or you can save some money and buy them all together. Either way, this app is definitely our boys go-to!
2. Box Island by Radiant Games; smithboy#1 loves coding. He is very into his robot who moves around and does things he tells him to do. I wanted to find an app that was similar when we were on the road and I found just that with Box Island. I will have to say this app is for older kids because the age starts at 6. Since he is only 5 I had to show him the ropes at first but he slowly was able to do it himself. The object of the game is to collect the stars. By doing so you have told the box which way to go for him to collect the stars. A fun concept for small minds to learn how to code. oh and by the way IT IS FREE!
3. Bible for Kids by Life.Church; As a firm believer in Christ, I like to incorporate the Lord into our everyday life. While learning about God is important, having fun doing so should be just as important. The Bible for Kids app allows my sons to listen and interact with the story being told. I read chapters from the Bible every day and whichever book/chapter I am on I like to share the story with my littles at bedtime. This is an easy way for me to do so. The app also has little rewards for each activity they have accomplished. Which is always a win-win for myself and my boys. The app is free and a very easy way to connect to God with your children every day.